Re: Happy 2000, and Reflections on DVD

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Posted by Bruce on January 04, 2000 at 07:46:52:

In Reply to: Happy 2000, and Reflections on DVD posted by Myrrh on January 02, 2000 at 18:46:16:


: Now, as Cora is tending the dying man in sick bay, right after he passes on, and she turns around to survey the scene, there is an INEXCUSABLE jump in the film even the sound abruptly STOPS for a second and then resumes. Like I said, inexcusable. 50 lashes for Michael Mann.

Although I haven't picked up the DVD yet (50 lashes for me!) I might have an answer for that. DVD's can hold alot of information, much more than two hours, somewhere around four, I believe. One of the ways they do this is by making the disc "dual layer". The laser has they ability to read thru the top layer of info, and then read the second layer (if the movie is long enough to warrant it being there). During the transition period of the player finding the starting point of the second layer, there is a small stutter, if you will. I have seen this on numerous DVD's. Some DVD's actually tell you the point that this happens on the case, but most don't. When this happens to me I can look at my display panel and see the word "search" momentarily before it goes back to the counter. And yes, the sound stops also, for a sec. Most of the DVD's I have seen this on put the break in a place where there is no, or as little as possible movement and as little sound as possible also.

This may not be the reason, but it very well could be. If I had the DVD already, I could tell you for sure.



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